Ohio University has been named one of the nation’s top military-friendly schools for the 11th consecutive year by Viqtory Media, a veteran-owned company and publisher of GI Jobs magazine.
The Military Friendly Schools® list honors the colleges, universities, and trade schools across the country that do the most to welcome U.S. military service members, veterans, and dependents as students and ensure their success on campus.
“Ohio University is honored to have so many military personnel studying on our campuses, and we are proud to help them succeed in their studies and careers,” said President Hugh Sherman.
To determine a school’s military friendly ranking, Viqtory weighs several parameters including academic policies and compliance; graduation and career outcomes; culture and engagement; support and retention of military students; admissions and orientation; and financial assistance and loan repayment.
“We are proud that these efforts and support for the University have once again been recognized for the value of our veterans,” said Terry St. Peter, director of the Center for Veteran and Military Student Services at OHIO and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col.
St. Peter said Ohio University consistently ranks among the top military schools in the nation because of university policies that accommodate the rigid schedules of active duty students (exercises/activations) and veterans ( VA appointments).
“Ohio University has been extremely accommodating in helping to meet these needs,” he said.
This past year has really put those standards to the test, St. Peter said. He said it had been extremely difficult for the National Guard students, who were deployed by Ohio State to help with COVID-19 operations.
He also commended the professors and colleges for doing everything possible to accommodate military students, as well as the student body for its hospitality and openness.
“I am grateful for the leadership support, not only at the University but also at the colleges that support our students,” said St. Peter. “We really appreciate the efforts made to allow students to utilize these earned benefits.”
At Ohio University, the Veterans and Military Student Services Center offers programs and services to student veterans, military personnel, and their family members, including:
- • A wide variety of social and academic support points
- • Participation in a military transition seminar
- • Priority course registration
- • Assistance with the transition from military life to university life
- • Assistance with deployment and training issues
- • Access to OHIO Commuters and Veterans Lounge
- • Graduation stoles recognizing their branch of service and rank
OHIO ranked gold among Tier 2 research institutions for 2022-2023. Even though OHIO recently achieved Tier 1 status as a research institution, it was ranked as a Tier 2 school because Viqtory based its ranking on the school’s position last year when She was still level 2.
For more information about Ohio University’s commitment to military veterans and available academic opportunities, email the Center for Veteran and Military Student Services or call them at 740.566. 8387.